Week of March 30 – April 3, 2015
Hello Sachems! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We have a very important week ahead for the
Class of 2017! This week begins the MCAS
season for our sophomore class. I am
very confident this amazing group of Sachems will be ready to conquer this very
important assessment! You are prepared
and we could not be more proud of you and the work you will begin this
week! I want to be sure that you are
getting proper rest and eating a good breakfast each morning. Also, it is important that you take your
time! The MCAS is an untimed test so you
will have as much time as you need. Please remember…our goal is that you only take the test once…and you
achieve excellence on this assessment. I
know you can do it! To our school
community…let’s rally around our sophomores and let them know how much we
support their efforts this week! Additionally, this is a very important week for you as we prepare to
close another quarter. It is hard to
believe that Quarter 3 is coming to a close and we will begin to prepare for
the final term of the 2014-2015 school year. It is hard to believe how quickly this school year is going. We have so
much to accomplish over the next few weeks. I expect each of you to take the time this week to prepare your notes,
materials and assignments from your classes to help you begin the preparation
for the mid-semester exams that will begin on Tuesday, April 7th! Here are a few items for the week ahead…
- Sachem Shout-Out:
to the 50 Advanced Placement Students who participated in the AP Mock
Exam on Saturday Morning. Our
students sat for the Mock AP Chemistry, Biology, Physics and
Environmental Science! Good work!
to the following students who were selected by the American Legion for
the following programs this summer:
i. Student Trooper
Program ~ Dakota Jones & Raschel Gilbert
ii. Boys State ~ Doug
Botelho & Ben Sangiolo
iii. Girls State ~ Alyssa
- Good luck to
our spring athletes who begin their spring season with games and
competition this week. I love this
time of year! I can’t wait to see
many of your games and meets!
- Thank you to
Gabi Donohoe and the Class of 2015 Executive Board for your planning of
the Class of 2015 Mystery Ride! It
was a great time for the class! It
is hard to believe we are approaching your final term of high school.
- Thank you to
all of the student athletes who participated in kick-off to the MASBA and
Cumberland Farms Fundraiser on Thursday! It was a sea of Black and Orange at the store! Good stuff!
to Jake Holman and Gabi Boutin for representing MHS at the Dave Cowen’s
Achievement Award program for Basketball! A great representation of Sachem Pride.
- Mid-Semester Exams ~ Tuesday, April 7
& Wednesday, April 8, 2015
exams will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. It is my expectation that each of you
will take these very important benchmark examinations seriously. Dismissal on April 7th will
be at 1:50pm, and on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00am. I want each of you to study hard and
prepare for these exams. I am
confident in your abilities and know if you dig deep inside of
yourself…you will be successful. I
expect excellence out of each of you!
- Class of 2017 ~ ELA MCAS testing Begins~
- Attention all
sophomores! The spring MCAS
testing sessions will begin with the administration of the MCAS English
Language Arts Examination, which will be held this week. Over the next few days many of your
teachers will be helping you prepare for this very important
- Please know
that we are confident that you will do well. You must believe in yourself and you
can achieve success.
- TO THE CLASS
OF 2017…YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT! MAKE YOURSELF PROUD AND DO YOUR BEST! I BELIEVE IN YOU!
- Attention Class of 2016 ~ National
College Fair ~ April 10, 2015
- ATTENTION ALL
JUNIORS. The NACAC (2015 Boston National College Fair) field trip is
scheduled to take place on Friday April 10, 2015. All Juniors interested
in attending should see Mrs. Deggendorf in the guidance office for a
permission slip if they do not already have one. The fair includes an
opportunity for students to connect with over 350 colleges and
universities within the United States, as well as countries such as
Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. There is a registration process,
which is clearly defined in the application packet, and the cost of the
field trip is $10. This cost can be covered by cash, bank check, or money
order. Lunch will not be provided at the venue. We are encouraging
students to have lunch in the following ways: Bring a bagged lunch from
home or bring money to purchase a lunch at the fair. If providing lunch,
or the cost of the field trip for your child is a concern, please speak
directly with your guidance counselor for assistance.
- I hope that
all members of the Junior Class take advantage of the final project of
the Junior Seminar course!
- Student Council Executive Board
nominations to be a member of the Middleborough High School Student
Council Executive Board are available this week. Nomination packets are available in the
main office this week and are due to Mr. Branagan no later than Monday,
April 6th at 2:00pm.
- Please see Mr.
Branagan with any questions!
a great week and be good to each other!